End of an era: Toys 'R' Us stores close for good

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In a post on its official Facebook page on Friday, Toys "R" Us" asked customers to "stay tuned" for news and information on "the next chapter for Geoffrey and the iconic Toys "R' Us brands".

An anonymous donor has bought $1 million worth of toys for children on the final day of business at a Raleigh Toys "R" Us store, CBS 17 reported Friday.

The company announced back in September 2017 plans to file for bankruptcy, according to the Deseret News.

Toys 'R Us filed for bankruptcy in September 2017 and began closing its 735 USA stores in March, with the last and final round of the brick and mortar locations officially closing doors this week.

In fact, the nationwide shutdown has left over 700 more empty retail spaces just like the one photographed and, more importantly, an $11 billion hole in the toy market.

The photo shows the giraffe in an empty Toys "R" Us, holding a suitcase and waving goodbye. Days, months, and years will pass until this contact becomes rare.

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Many people have reacted to the images on Twitter, sharing their sadness that a piece of their childhood has been shuttered.

In case you need reminding, here is Geoffrey in happier times.

Geoffrey has acted as the chain's logo and "spokesanimal" for the past 70 years.

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She has also shared nostalgic Toys "R" Us commercials from the '80s and '90s to commemorate the end of the company.

This seems to be linked to recent rumors of a Toys "R" Us reboot in the works, which surfaced from a Bloomberg report.

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